Olga Aleksakova is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, a practicing architect, co-owner of Buromoscow and professor at Moscow Architecture school.
Born in 1973 in Moscow, she graduated in 1998 with
distinction from TU Delft (NL). From 1997 till 2003 Olga worked at Office for
Metropolitan Architecture as leading architect for Flick Museum Zurich,
Hermitage General Staff Building in Saint-Petersburg and Krost urban
Development in Moscow.
Olga is one of the two leading partners at Buromoscow, an
architecture practice specializing in affordable housing and urban
design. In their work, they closely combine search and practice. For the last
15 years, Buromoscow has worked on making standard housing less standard and
more human scale, yet affordable. They studied the possibilities of using
the technology of prefabrication within the new market conditions of
Buromoscow is also designing public space. Their
project for Triumfalnaya square in Moscow has been internationally published
and has won several Russian architecture awards. Their project for Kindergarten
at Varshavskoe shosse has received Archsovet Award as the best public building
Olga was a supervisor of Strelka Institute research
program on Energy, the future of fossil fuels in Russia in 2012.
Olga is a member of the Architecture Council of
Moscow, speaker at various urban forums and conferences, member of jury for
different competitions. She also is a consultant to different agencies on
changing norms and regulations in urban planning and housing.